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Allessa Member Posts: 2 Listener
Can they cut your ESA after failing an assessment due to them not listening to all the information when your on PIP ?
And will this affect my PIP ?
My first assessment for ESA I was in there for nearly an hour,this one i was only there for maybe 30 mins at most,it was like she was trying to rush it.


  • janice_in_wonderland
    janice_in_wonderland Member Posts: 265 Pioneering
    Hi @Allessa

    I'm not sure how these assessments are calculated as there is no consistency but much evidence has proved assessments are causing numerous problems so I'd suggest making sure you have representation to help you  

    As there are various changes that keep occurring where benefits are concerned perhaps a benefit advisor would know more 

    I'm sorry I cannot help on this occasion but I hope someone else can answer your query 

    Best of luck with everything 
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,847 Connected
    Your PIP assessment is largely irrelevant to an ESA assessment. They are 2 different benefits looking at 2 different things and it's perfectly possible for someone to get PIP and be in work, for example, or get ESA and not be entitled to PIP. 

    Focusing on the fact you get PIP as an argument to keep ESA is not going to work. You need to address each benefit separately and gather evidence as needed.


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